Cert IV Sector Scholarships

Upskill and prepare your employees for the NDIS

The Future Social Service Institute is offering social service organisations the chance to upskill staff and volunteers through scholarships for the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Disability, at Melbourne’s RMIT.

What’s on offer

CHC43115 Certificate IV Disability

(Two streams – July and September starts)

Scholarships include:

  • 100% free tuition
  • On-campus workshops every three weeks.
  • On-the-job training and assessment by RMIT staff.
  • Education and training to develop your work practices for better client outcomes.
  • Additional specialist content provided by Women with Disabilities Victoria and Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations as well as experts by experience.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applications are open to any Victorian-based not-for-profit social service organisation.
Preference will be given to VCOSS members.

The program is subsidised by the Victorian Government. To be eligible for a government subsidised place, students must meet the Victorian Government eligibility criteria, which includes location, citizenship, age and education history.

Key dates

July StreamJuly stream - Click to apply now

Apply by: 24 June 2018
Information session: Fri 29 June,1-2.30pm
Program duration: July 2018-June 2019

September Stream

Apply by: 19 August 2018
Information session: Fri 24 August, 1-2.30pm
Program duration: September 2018-July 2019

About the Certificate IV

The Certificate IV in Disability allows graduates to forge a career in this challenging and rewarding field. The program focuses on the skills required to provide services to people who have a disability (sensory, multiple, intellectual or acquired).

Campus-based workshops every three weeks allow participants to connect with professionals from different organisations and consolidate their on-the-job learning.

Code Competency
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate empowerment of people with disabilities
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise health body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS025^ Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIS004^ Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Benefits for your workplace

These sector scholarships will build on your employees’ existing skills and knowledge through job-specific training and education.

Developing your employees’ skills and knowledge can help increase productivity, retain high-quality employees, improve client satisfaction and keep your organisation competitive as we move into the marketisation of social services.

The social service landscape is changing rapidly. With the NDIS rollout and impending aged care reforms, it is vital employees can work professionally and skilfully with clients.

By committing to training staff through this scholarship, your organisation can continue to ensure the development of staff who can create positive change and innovation and be an advocate for your organisation.

Help shape the future

Evaluation is a vital component of this scholarship program.

During and after the scholarship period we will be asking you and your employees about the experience.

We will seek robust feedback on all elements of the program, including course and program structure, teaching methods, workload and more.

This feedback will be invaluable as we work toward shaping a new future for the social service workforce.

July stream - Click to apply now




For more information contact:
Steve Bruechert
VE Program Manager
Future Social Service Institute